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New Bentley Continental GT Convertible Revealed

The Convertible's profile is longer and lower than its predecessor and that's because the front wheels have moved 135 mm forward

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The Bentley Continental GT Convertible can go from 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds

Bentley has revealed the all-new Continental GT Convertible and it looks elegant. - the third generation Continental GT Convertible retains the elegance and style of its forebears. More sculpted and sharply defined, the Continental GT Convertible gets an all-new body. The Convertible's profile is longer and lower than its predecessor and that's because the front wheels have moved 135 mm forward. The key signature power lines of its coupe sibling still dominate, flowing back towards the muscular rear haunches.

The lighting on the Continental GT Convertible uses LED Matrix technology, but it is the design of the headlamps that truly sets them apart. Inspired by the cut-crystal glasses, the internal surfaces are transparent with sharply defined edges. The taillights also feature the cut-crystal effect, highlighting the three-dimensional depth of the optics.

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The Bentley Continental GT Convertible is longer and lower than its predecessor

The all-new Continental GT Convertible has 21-inch Five Tri-Spoke wheels as standard, with the option of 10-Spoke and 22-inch Five Open-Spoke wheels. These three wheel designs are offered in a selection of ten polished and painted finishes.

The tailored convertible roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 50 kmph. This transforms the Continental GT Convertible from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button. Seven different fabric hood colours are available, including an authentic tweed finish for the first time.

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The Bentley Continental GT Convertible's roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds

Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors, said: "Elegant understatement that forces you to look; engineering excellence you'll take for granted - the extraordinary breadth of capabilities offered by the new Continental GT Convertible is unique and can only be offered by our noble British brand. We have been building luxury Grand Tourers since the company was founded in 1919 and, as we approach our centenary year, the Continental GT Convertible joins a highly acclaimed range - arguably the strongest and most technologically advanced portfolio of products the world has ever seen in one luxury brand."

Under the hood is a powerful 6-litre Bentley W12 engine is mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. The new powertrain uses the latest engine management technology to produce 626 bhp and 900 Nm of torque. The car accelerates to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds while top speed is rated at 333 kmph.

The Continental GT Convertible gets an advanced, fully digital, driver-focused instrument panel and Bentley Rotating Display. There's a 12.3-inch touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves from pure veneer to reveal either a touchscreen or three elegant analogue dials - offering customers the option of a digital detox when desired.

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The Bentley Continental GT Convertible gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit

The dashboard is styled and sculpted by long, flowing wings that mirror the shape of the Bentley badge and customers can choose from eight interior hood lining colours, including Red, Blue and Magnolia. The centre console is finished to match the lower fascia, but can be specified in a new technical finish.

The new Continental GT now is also available with Apple CarPlay. The third generation of Continental GT Convertible features Bentley Dynamic Ride, an advanced 48-volt roll control system for unrivalled car control. The system controls and adjusts the electronic actuators on the anti-roll bar of each axle and so improves handling and ride comfort, as well as making the car feel lighter and more precise.

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The Bentley Continental GT Convertible gets taillights which feature the cut-crystal effect

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Through Bentley's Drive Dynamics Control different modes can be selected: Comfort mode, Bentley mode or Sport mode; the suspension, engine, gearbox and other chassis systems will modify to match the selected drive mode. Alternatively, the driver can personalise his or her own dynamic settings.

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